Debates still rife on the proposed Protection of Information Bill
By Lelethu Mquqo
20 June 2011
The Democratic Left Front says civic society should come up with several strategies to protect public interest against legislation like the proposed Protection of Information Bill.
Prominent media activist, Jane Duncan says there is a notable broader scheme by government to prioritise security matters in the country at the expense of access to information.
Meanwhile, access to information lobby group, the Right2Know Campaign says it continues to engage with government in an effort to get them to shift their stance on the proposed Protection of Information Bill.
Right2Know’s Jayshree Pather says an open flow of information is a clear sign of credible democracy.